Pocatello Rotary

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Rotary Club of Pocatello

We have a rich 100 year history. Located in a vibrant and diverse city in the southeast corner of the state that is home to Idaho State University.

The Pocatello Rotary Club was chartered in 1918 as the 381st club in the Rotary International system, which today consists of more than 30,000 clubs in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Technically, we're now Club No.1048 b
ut we're really an organization of men and women with a rich history of service to our community and the world. The Pocatello Rotary Club embodies the spirit of Rotary International's motto, "Service Above Self."

Whether it's local beautification projects... support for literacy programs... fostering international understanding through the sponsorship of exchange students... or the selfless giving of humanitarian aid.

Whatever the need, you can count on Rotarians to answer the call for service to their fellow human beings. We also tend to have some fun.

Men and women around the world - and in Pocatello - find a richer life in placing "Service Above Self" through Rotary.
Rotary District 5400

Rotary came to the inter-mountain area only six years after Paul Harris organized Club number 1 in Chicago. In 1911, Salt Lake City had the distinction of receiving Charter No. 24. 

The first club in Idaho was Boise, chartered June 17, 1917 quickly followed by Idaho Falls in February 1918 and both Twin Falls and Pocatello in April 1918. 

There were no Rotary “Districts” until 1915. In that year District 14 was established comprising Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. In 1918 redistricting became necessary and Idaho, Montana, Utah and Western Wyoming were grouped together as District 20. Four years later Utah and Idaho became District 5. Our present area, along with Utah, was District 110 from 1937 until 1949 when the designation was changed to District 165 and then in 1957 to District 542. Utah and Idaho were separated on July 1, 1980 when the present District 540 was established covering Malheur County in Oregon; Idaho, south of the Salmon River; and the North- east corner of Elko County, Nevada. Due to computerization within Rotary International, the District number was changed in 1990 to District 5400.

Rotary International

What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Explore the Rotary International website to learn more about Rotary and how you can join your local Rotary club.